In this series, Crimson arts writer Brian A. Feldman '13 will describe to you, the reader, some videos he saw on the internet.
Last Friday, Feb. 10 was the one-year anniversary of the day Rebecca Black's "Friday" was uploaded to YouTube. Do you guys remember "Friday"? That was a weird situation. Because I didn't find it particularly funny, and it didn't seem like anyone else did either, but nobody wanted to be that guy to point it out, so everyone kept listening to it ironically and whenever it came on at a party it seemed like people were feigning amusement at a joke that should have lasted, at most, about a week. And then she was at the Grammys on Sunday! Hahaha, Rebecca Black, joke's on you! Punk'd!
Anyway, there's been some ups and downs this week, and it was only Wednesday when I wrote this—if you can believe it. So let's just jump in.
There's no denying that Whitney Houston was very good at singing and very good at pretending to love Kevin Costner in a movie. We'll miss your gift, Whitney.
Come on. Do I really need to explain this one?
If you're one of those people who listens to music while they work, but find songs with lyrics too distracting, might I recommend listening to this baby?
We're already at mid-Feb., so maybe this is a late advisory, but please don't try to walk on frozen rivers. It is a bad idea and you could die. It's not worth it. Unless you get it on video. Actually, no never mind. Don't ever try to walk across a frozen river. Then again, this looks fun.
The whole First World Problems thing was always a little odd to me. I mean, yes, acknowledging that you are complaining about relatively minor/idiotic problems is a good first step towards greater global awareness, but it is not the only step. Acknowledging pettiness does not also immediately negate pettiness.
Then again, complaining about people who complain about First World Problems is probably the most self-involved causality loop in the history of logic and is, in and of itself, a First World Problem, so...forget I said anything.
Wouldn't be an internet video roundup without cats. And that cat just has a great reaction. I won't tell you what happens, but stick with it until the very end. It's a slow burn.
If you like Taio Cruz, Justin Bieber, and a cappella choral arrangements, this video is for you. Which one of Harvard's 15 gazillion a cappella groups will be the first to perform it on campus? At this point, it's really anybody's race.
Mini horses are nature's most elegant creatures. I know we're not allowed to keep pets in our dorm rooms, but maybe the College could make an exception for these mini horses? Please?
She makes the exact face I would make if a penguin waddled up to me and gave me a hug. The thing I like most about penguins—aside from how they look and move and are the best—is how they get places by sliding on their stomach. Wouldn't that be great? If you could just roll out of bed and fall on your stomach, and somehow end up in your 10 a.m. philosophy seminar? That would be pretty cool.